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Tadich/Sams/Johns/Alfreds and best breakfast in Union Square

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mreid01 Jan 31, 2008 05:46 PM

Hello,

2 questions:

Of these four restaurants which two would you choose: Tadich Grill, John's Grill, Sam's Grill, Alfred's steakhouse.

Second, what is the best breakfast in Union Square, btw i've already selected Sears Fine Foods.

Thanks

  1. rworange Feb 1, 2008 01:40 PM

    Sears was taken over by a chain a few years back and reports about it are not good.

    If this is a weekend Canteen gets good reviews. There was just a good report for Cafe Andree. Dotties True Blue Cafe is a board favoirte.

    Depends on what you want out of a restaurant. If you are looking for old SF ambiance and seafood, I'd pick Tadich. If you are looking for a steakhouse then Alfred's is the only real option out of that list.

    Also, where are you coming from? If a city known for steak it isn't a strength of SF.

    Hope you will report back after your visit on what you chose and if you liked it.

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      mreid01 Feb 2, 2008 06:11 PM

      Yeah, Sears wasn't my choice, my dad loves it, (I'm fine with it, i'm not a die hard foodie)

      Well, I'm not going to SF anyway, he changed his mind to NYC

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      dinnerout Jan 31, 2008 09:06 PM

      Tadich Grill - Sam's is sooooo much like Tadich that I wouldn't select them both. Perhaps another option - are you staying in the downtown area? There are a bunch of places you could select from that would give you more variety. Maybe Tadich (an oldie) and Bar Crudo (a new-ie). I've not been to Canteen, but it gets great reviews - I think they may only do weekend breakfasts, so you should check it out.

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        IanW Jan 31, 2008 07:42 PM

        Tadich would get my vote. The other 3 have history, but that is about it.

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